Hi all,Grahamshed":1xmywwf7 said:This lathe has been discussed before and the member here who works for Axi confirmed it was from Killinger. The bit about being made in Taiwan is disappointing though.duncanh":1xmywwf7 said:The Axminster might look similar to the Killinger lathes but if you compare the models you will see that most of the specs are different - power, capacity, weight, spindle speed, mass.
As for being made in Germany, the Axminster manual contains the following :-
'Manufactured by Kingcraft Machinery Company
Limited/NO.26, Gong Yeh 12 Rd., Da-Li City, Taichung
One advantage for me would be that the Axminster headstock can be moved along the bed and rotated, allowing it to fit better in my small sized shed.
I stand by everything I said in my previous post. Not found anything that I don't like apart from the two minor gripes that I mentioned ... but then, I'm a hobby turner.renderer01":1dmvfwn1 said:Hello Robbo3, My lathe arrives on Tuesday and I have a quick ish question to ask you.
Is there anything with the benefit of hindsite you would advise regards setting up of lathe.
Are you still as content with the lathe.
I have 2 rather burly young uns coming to help me and I have done all the work and can think of needs done prior to arrival.
Thanks for any information you can give me.
I meant to have said the same thing but forgot , however you probably put it more eloquently.renderer01":2p094rx5 said:I tend not to turn much in the way of large pieces and 16 inch diameter is not a common size for me to turn. However it gives me a very easy capability to turn beyond 12inch with much more stability. I do feel that budget and space available play a huge part in the choice of lathe purchased .... rest snipped